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Robot Skills & Messaging APIs

Messaging services set the stage for humans to interact with programmable robots using the same devices we already use to talk with each other. That kind of interaction feels a little like magic, but it’s magic that anyone who codes can conjure. To show you what I mean, we need look no further than Misty’s Photo Booth skill which we

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Misty SIGNAL Stage with Jeff Lawson

Misty Goes to Twilio SIGNAL 2019

We’re back from Twilio: SIGNAL 2019, have (almost) caught up on our rest, and we’re ready to share.  First, who’s Twilio and what’s SIGNAL?  A very quick overview for the uninitiated few: Twilio is a cloud communications platform as a service company that allows developers programmatically to make and receive phone calls, send and receive text messages, and perform other

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International Nodebots Day 2019

Saturday, July 27th was International Nodebots Day, a day to celebrate programming robots with JavaScript (for more info about Nodebots, check out http://www.nodebots.io). Because Misty’s first language is JavaScript, we thought it’d be an ideal day for us to host a four-hour workshop at Galvanize, one of our favorite developer education centers in Boulder. Celebrating Misty’s first language We chose JavaScript

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Misty on the Move (Part 2)

Last week, we covered how Misty is able to move and this week, we’re covering how she’s able to stop moving. More specifically, how she stops moving in order to keep from running into things or plunging off of them. We’ve got Misty Robotics’ Senior Software Engineer Adam Citarella and Firmware Engineer Steven Kibler on deck to answer all of

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Misty on the Move (Part 1)

An autonomous robot can perceive its environment, make decisions based on what it perceives and/or has been programmed to recognize and then actuate a movement within that environment. Enabling autonomous movement for Misty was a given based on our belief that many of the most useful personal robot skills would be those in which she is able to move. This

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Expanding Misty’s World with Cameras

To celebrate National Camera Day, we spotlighted the four cameras Misty has packed away neatly in her visor. These cameras work simultaneously to make it possible for her to explore and interact with her environment, returning important data you can use to build skills.  While we touched briefly on cameras in our last post, today we’re taking a deeper dive

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